Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

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3.66/5
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4,257 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grows the perfect ingredient for an extraordinary Porter brewed in Colorado. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure.

Added by Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,629
Reviews:
1,107
Ratings:
4,257
pDev:
15.3%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
153
Gots:
1,205
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,257 |  Reviews: 1,107
Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SB2017
2.55/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass, this looked like root beer with its large bubbles and thin foamy head. The nose was nice at first, like mild banana candy with a little bit of smoke, but quickly gave way to a distinctly metallic odor. The taste is okay, again, very mild on first taste with nothing in particular standing out. You don't get any vanilla until the aftertaste, but it's a very cream-soda flavor, which is followed by a sort of medicinal smokey quality. The mouthfeel does this beer no favors, as it drinks like an extremely light beer or soda. Pretty disappointing.

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Photo of Jerrbear1999
4.49/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer on accident, and was very surprised at how good it was, nice dark color, hangs on the glass just a bit, very rich, but not overly hippie...

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Photo of jadpsu
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark, dark mohagany with red rues and a tan, coffee colored head that give off good side glass lace.

Smell: Vanilla extract, vanilla bean lots of vanilla, burnt malts.

Taste: Cream soda, sweet vanilla bean, cocoa bean
Enjoyed, but a beer I would only hve with a meal or one at a time.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Deep black porter, but the tan head is a bit smaller than expected.

Smell: A slight vanilla scent overlaid on toasty (but not bitter) malt and bread. Surprisingly, some chestnuts in there too.

Taste: Not as bitter or as roasted as a typical porter. Like a sort of caramel rye bread, with that faint vanilla floating around in there.

Mouthfeel: A lot thinner than you'd expect, with decent carbonation.

Overall: A good beer overall, but not quite as special as I expected it to be with the heavy advertising of its vanilla content.

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Photo of Cunny123
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jjmj51
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenMorse
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Grateful423
4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best porters I have had to date, There is nothing bad I can say about this beer.

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Photo of GreyGooseStout
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is pitch black with a small brown head. The aroma is vanilla with malt. The taste follows the nose. a great winter brew.

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Photo of superfriend
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerPhysics
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MitchAgg22
4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gsimons08
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kret12
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brianw9
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Rindir
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of edc20
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thinner than I'd expect for porter. Also relatively high kcal for the ABV (210kcal), even considering it's a porter. FAir amount of carbonation. Kind of reminds me of a more robust black and tan.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 4,257 ratings